WORLD RECORD AGAIN; Meares Sizzles in Mexico Triumphto Etch Her Name in History Books

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WORLD RECORD AGAIN; Meares Sizzles in Mexico Triumphto Etch Her Name in History Books


Byline: Guy Williams Guy.Williams@capnews.com.au

ANNA'S WORLD RECORD RIDE

Women's 500m time trial

World record time: 32.836

Previous world record (set by Meares in 2012): 33.010

CENTRAL Queensland golden girl Anna Meares claimed gold in the 500m time trial in a world record time of 32.836, making her the first woman in history to go under 33 seconds in the event.

Racing at the Mexico Track World Cup on Saturday, Meares eclipsed her own world record posted at the Melbourne World Championships in 2012 (33.010) to again write herself into the history books.

"I just wanted it, I wanted it really badly," Meares said after the race.

"It's really weird, it's taken me nearly 10 years to improve just over a second in the discipline. In Athens in 2004 I was 20 years old and became the first women to ride a sub-34 (33. …

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